Country Codes of the European Union

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I’m pleased to announce a new country codes map, this one devoted to the 27 members of the European Union.

The ccTLDs are sized according to population and to the side is a list of the top 17 ccTLDs by number of registrations.

Germany leads the list of course. I also included .EU, which now has more than 3 million registrations.

Since there are fewer countries to include, this map is smaller than the Country Codes of the World map.

We printed a small quantity because we’re not sure how many folks would want one, but if you, shipping is free for the next month.

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Strange Maps: The Book

If you like maps and you haven’t yet discovered the Strange Map blog, I recommend checking it out.

It’s oddly addictive.

Now there’s a print version — Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities.

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Included within the book is our very own Country Codes of the World map.

I received a copy this week and plan to dive in this weekend. It’s a big book — with more than a hundred maps. One map that jumped out at me was of the Kentucky Bend — a bulbous little chunk of land carved by the Mississippi river and the New Madrid earthquake.